Six Black-Owned Travel Businesses To Support
Updated: May 22
As the world continues to open up amid COVID and after the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, travelers move in a more mindful direction.
For those looking to plan their next adventure, here are six Black-owned businesses that we recommend that will help put your plans in place.
NOMADNESS Travel Tribe
NOMADNESS acts as an influencer for millennial explorers of color. Through planned trips, media content, and travel innovation, it promotes travel for all people. Since its foundation in September 2011, NOMADNESS’s Tribe has grown to include over 20,000 members. To join the Tribe, participants need only a passport stamp and plenty of enthusiasm.
In addition to their trips, NOMADNESS ran the first U.S. conference for millennial travelers of color, the #NMDN ALTERnative Travel Conference. It also sells merch through its online store, NOMADNESSMERCH.COM.
The NOMADNESS Project, web series, documents Tribe trips on Youtube. Issa Rae, the show’s co-producer, has made Forbe’s 30 Under 30 list and starred in HBO’s four-season comedy, Insecure. Her series The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl achieved a Shorty Award for Best Web Show.
NOMADNESS’s founder, Evita Turquoise Robinson, gave the first TED Talk on the Black travel movement. She visited the White House under the Obama Administration for South by South Lawn (SXSL), a 2016 festival celebrating cutting-edge creators. She started NOMADNESS after a life-changing trip to Paris, and she has visited 30 countries since.